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Seg. 1: Period Equality. Seg. 2: Carol Anderson.

Segment 1: Paying for period products can be difficult.

For some people, there’s a financial choice to be made when it comes to buying food, paying the bills, or purchasing pads and tampons. Some have to miss school or work because they don’t have the proper supplies. We talk about menstrual equity in the nation and in Kansas City, and what locals are doing to ensure that people have the supplies they need.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:40: Is Voter Fraud fact or fiction?

Author Carol Anderson speaks with KCUR's Michelle Tyrene Johnson about the history of voter suppression in the United States, following the Voting Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act.

People don't make cameos in news stories; the human story is the story, with characters affected by news events, not defined by them. As a columnist and podcaster, I want to acknowledge what it feels like to live through this time in Kansas City, one vantage point at a time. Together, these weekly vignettes form a collage of daily life in Kansas City as it changes in some ways, and stubbornly resists change in others. You can follow me on Twitter @GinaKCUR or email me at gina@kcur.org.
Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.